Murray Arnold

Murray Arnold (1938-2012)

Teams coached: Birmingham–Southern Panthers, Chattanooga Mocs, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Stetson Hatters
Chattanooga record: 135-46 (.746)
Western Kentucky record: 71-54 (.568)
Stetson record: 38-43 (.469)
Overall record^: 244-143 (.630)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1995-2000 Stetson
1993-1995 Okaloosa-Walton CC
1991-1992 Perth Wildcats
1986-1990 Western Kentucky
1985-1986 Chicago Bulls (asst)
1979-1985 Chattanooga
1978-1979 Mississippi State (asst)
1970-1978 Birmingham–Southern
1969-1970 Florida State (grad. asst)

Murray Arnold Facts

  • Murray Arnold
  • Born March 4, 1938
  • Died November 13, 2012
  • Hometown: University Park, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: American University (BA, 1960)
  • Started his coaching career at the high school level, working as an assistant at DeMatha Catholic HS in Hyattsville, MD
    • Then served as the head coach at DeLand HS (FL) and Longwood Lyman HS (FL)
  • Moved into the college ranks in 1969, serving as a grad assistant at Florida State under Hugh Durham for one season before becoming the head coach at NAIA Birmingham-Southern (AL)
  • Spent one season as an assistant on Jim Hatfield’s staff at Mississippi State before getting his first Division I head coaching job in 1979 at Chattanooga
  • Worked as an NBA assistant coach for one season, working under Stan Albeck with the Chicago Bulls
  • Next jobs were as the head coach at Western Kentucky, the Perth Wildcats of Australia’s NBL and at Okaloosa-Walton CC (now Northwest Florida State) in Niceland, FL
    • At WKU, Arnold won the 1987 Sun Belt regular season title
    • Won the NBL Championship in 1992, his lone season at Perth
    • Led Okaloosa-Walton to the junior college national championship in 1995
  • Finished his coaching career at Stetson, coaching the Hatters for three seasons from 1997-2000

Murray Arnold Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only